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Hunter fined for accidental shot

June 2, 2017 | By More
Hunter fined for accidental shot

A man who accidentally fired a rifle through his own car door and into another car parked nearby has been fined in the Christchurch District Court.

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Australian deportation policy questioned

May 31, 2017 | By More
Australian deportation policy questioned

A judge has questioned the justice of Australia’s policy of deporting offenders when a 22-year-old rapidly got himself into more trouble after being returned to New Zealand.

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Deer poaching denied

May 30, 2017 | By More
Deer poaching denied

A man has pleaded not guilty to poaching a stag allegedly shot on private property at Waiau, North Canterbury.

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Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

May 30, 2017 | By More
Security guard raided $179,300 from cash machine

A security company employee stole $179,300 from a cash machine he was meant to be guarding and buried most of it in his garden.

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Rape by two men at party alleged

May 29, 2017 | By More
Rape by two men at party alleged

The Crown alleges two young men at a party raped a 15-year-old girl who was too drunk to consent to sex, but the defence says the girl agreed to the activity and regretted it later.

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More armed robbery charges laid

May 29, 2017 | By More
More armed robbery charges laid

A man who police allege shot and wounded a mother and daughter, and robbed hotels while armed, has had five new charges laid against him in the Christchurch District Court.

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First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

May 26, 2017 | By More
First offender’s ‘mini-rampage’

A 22-year-old woman went on what the judge called a “mini-rampage” after being introduced to methamphetamine.

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Reformed addict granted home detention

May 26, 2017 | By More
Reformed addict granted home detention

A Nelson mother has been granted home detention after a noticeable change of attitude since she menaced a Christchurch drug dealer who had sold rock salt instead of crystal meth.

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Woman’s community work effort was a fake

May 25, 2017 | By More
Woman’s community work effort was a fake

A Christchurch woman’s “better effort” at doing her community work was an illusion – she had someone else doing it in her place.

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Armed robber gets a hug from woman victim

May 24, 2017 | By More
Armed robber gets a hug from woman victim

The woman victim of a “mindless” secondhand bookshop robbery hugged the knife-wielding robber after meeting him before his sentencing and hearing his face-to-face apology.

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